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The Sacré-Cœur Basilica (French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, "Basilica of the Sacred Heart") is a Roman Catholic basilica and popular landmark in Paris, France, dedicated to the Sacred Heart.

The basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre (Montmartre butte), the highest point in the city.
Construction on the building started in 1875 and was not completed until 1914. This was due to problems with laying foundations.

The overall style of the structure shows heavy Romano-Byzantine influence. Many design elements of the basilica are based on nationalist thematic: the portico, with its three arches, is adorned by two equestrian statues of French national saints Joan of Arc and King Saint Louis IX, both executed in bronze by Lefebvre; and the nineteen-ton Savoyarde bell (one of the world's heaviest), cast in 1895 in Annecy, alludes to the annexation of Savoy in 1860.

Sacré-Cœur is built of travertine stone quarried in Château-Landon (Seine-et-Marne), France. This stone constantly exudes calcite, which ensures that the basilica remains white even with weathering and pollution.

This picture is a HDR merge between different exposures.
5 seconds was the max exposure time of the shots.

The real colour of the Basilica is white but i didnt correct the WB so that the monument contrast well with the night sky

Hope you'll apreciate

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